As some of you know this years tax dead-line has been extended two days. Normally tax day is April 15th, but that is a Sunday so you would think it would be extended to the 16th. This is not the case.
January 4th of 2005 the mayor of Washington D.C. declared April 16th Emancipation Day to commemorate Abraham Lincoln signing the Compensated Emancipation Act on April 16th, 1862.
As a result the IRS, allong with the rest of the federal government has a paid holiday on the 17th and you do not have to fill your taxes till the 17th.
Now, I am all for this holiday. In fact I think it should be a national holiday. But until that happens, I have issue with a Mayor being able to declare a holiday that shuts down the federal government. I don't think any one mayor should have the ability to bring the nation to a screeching halt.